Last week I showed you how to get the Miranda Hobbes look in your home, and FabSugar showed us how to get the Carrie Bradshaw look for Halloween. It’s only fitting now that you learn to be 100% Carrie by also getting her look in your home. I’ve always been a fan of the “lived in” look of Carrie’s apartment. Like many NYC apartments, it's small, so she has to make room for her creative clutter wherever she can find it. Although Carrie’s not a decorator (she’s a fashionista/writer), her apartment is still stylish and looks put together, even though it’s full of flea market finds. Charlotte, on the other hand, is a decorator and fought to the death with her mother-in-law, Bunny, to take charge of her décor.
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Definitely go for a soft color scheme, but with more of a gray hint than Miranda’s. Carrie’s walls are a soft shade of celery green washed with a lavender iridescent glaze. SATC Production Designer Jeremy Conway said, “We employed a particular color theory for each of them that helped in identifying character and personality. The idea is to be able to look at a room and say, ‘Now that’s very Carrie.’” Although there actually isn’t too much color in Carrie’s apartment, the color scheme is very ‘her’ because it serves as a base for her bold wardrobe.
Most of her furniture is wooden, and any upholstered pieces she has are leather or brown or gray-ish fabrics, and her closet is painted sort of a hyacinth gray. The lesson here is to choose soft colors that don’t fight with a colorful, patterned wardrobe, but don’t go all white because that’s just not creative. Bonus question: Can you name the paint color of Carrie's kitchen cabinets? Answer below.
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